How to Make a Training Accessible

How to Make a Training Accessible

ENIL and the Council of Europe (CoE) have a long tradition of fruitful cooperation. This is mostly because of our shared values – of human rights and inclusion. ENIL has run three youth study sessions, jointly organised by the Youth Department of the CoE – in 2012, 2014 and 2016. These have gained remarkable success not only due to their topics, but also due to the way they were implemented. Participants in these study sessions have been young disabled people from the CoE area, all with different access needs, different cultural background and different level of knowledge. However, this has not been an obstacle for the successful running of the events, quite the opposite. Feedback from participants shows that these have been the most accessible events that people have experienced.

The work on recognition of non-formal education and youth work is an ongoing priority for the youth sector of the CoE and its governmental and non-governmental partners, including ENIL. Therefore, the CoE developed the TRAYCE training course, aiming to support the quality development of non-formal education activities in the CoE through the development of competence of trainers active in the youth field.

Gatis Caunitis (Board member of the ENIL Youth Network) is one of the 26 participants in the TRAYCE training course. As such, he has created a guide entitled “How to Make a Training Accessible”. The aims of the guide are: to raise awareness about what accessible training looks like; and to encourage trainers to deliver accessible trainings accessible.

You can find the guide here.

For more information, please contact Gatis at

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